Richard Samuel Benjamin is an American actor and film director. He has starred in a number of well-known film productions, including Goodbye, Columbus, based on the novella by Philip Roth; Catch-22, from the Joseph Heller best-seller; Westworld (1973), a science-fiction thriller by Michael Crichton; and The Sunshine Boys, written by Neil Simon.
After directing for television, his first film as director was the 1982 comedy My Favorite Year. His other films as director include City Heat, starring Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood, The Money Pit with Tom Hanks, and Made in America with Whoopi Goldberg.
Richard Benjamin Age
Richard is 84 years old as of 2022. He was born on 22 May 1938, in New York, New York, United States. He celebrates her birthday every 22 May every year.
Richard Benjamin Height and Weight
Richard stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.87 meters tall) and Weight, 75 kilograms (165 lbs). However, details regarding his actual weight and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We will update this section when the information is available.
Richard Benjamin Education
He attended the High School of Performing Arts and graduated from Northwestern University, where he was involved in many plays and studied in the Northwestern theater school.
Richard Benjamin’s Family, Parents, and Siblings
Benjamin was born in New York City. he is the son of Samuel Roger Benjamin, a garment industry worker. His mother is Chelsea Angelina Benjamin. Benjamin’s uncle was the vaudeville comedian Joe Browning. His family was Jewish.
Richard Benjamin Husband and Children
He married actress Paula Prentiss on October 26, 1961. They have two children who are also actors: Ross Benjamin and Prentiss Benjamin.
Richard Benjamin Career
Benjamin struggled to get work early in his career, while Prentiss became a film star almost immediately in Where the Boys Are (1961). Benjamin appeared on stage in The Taming of the Shrew and guest starred on shows like The New Breed and Dr. Kildare.
Benjamin’s early break came when cast in the touring company Barefoot in the Park in 1964. During this run, he received word that Prentiss had a nervous breakdown while making What’s New Pussycat? in Paris. Prentiss got treatment and made a full recovery.
Simon was pleased with Benjamin’s work and cast him in his new play the Star-Spangled Girl (1966–67) directed by George Axelrod. Benjamin appeared alongside Anthony Perkins and Connie Stevens and the show ran for 261 performances.
The success of the show led to Benjamin appearing in a television series with his wife Paula Prentiss, He & She (1967–68). It ran for 26 episodes. Benjamin’s first lead role in a film came with an adaptation of the Philip Roth novella, Goodbye, Columbus (1969) with Ali MacGraw. It was a critical and commercial hit.
Benjamin followed it with a critical support role in the film Catch-22 (1970). He was top billed in Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970) from the team of Eleanor and Frank Perry, appearing alongside Carrie Snodgress and Frank Langella.
He directed his wife off-Broadway in Arf/The Great Airplane Snatch (1969), which ran for five performances. Benjamin played the lead in The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker (1971), directed by the producer and original author of The Graduate, though it was not as successful.
Richard Benjamin’s Salary
Details about his salary are not yet disclosed. However, information about how much he makes will be updated as soon as it is available.
Richard Benjamin’s Net Worth
Richard’s net worth is estimated to be between $5 million and $10 million dollars. This includes his assets, money, and income. His primary source of income is his career as an actor and film director.